Heather Russell — Veterinary Tecnician
Heather joined the team in 2018. Her love for animals started as a young kid saving turtles and collecting caterpillars. She has been in the veterinary field since 2014 and also started and runs the animal rescue “Paws of Hope Sanctuary”.
Heather and her fiancé live in Concord with their five rescue babies. three dogs, Cooper, Ike and Loki and two cats, Douglas and Sophie.
In their spare time, they enjoy traveling to the mountains, kayaking and fishing
Bobby Lance — Client Care Specialist
Bobby joined our team in September of 2013 and has been in the veterinary medicine field working as a technician and/or receptionist since 1996. He has two dogs — Stelios, a doberman, and Kordellia, a pit bull — and a tuxedo kitty named Raspucia.
In his spare time, Bobby enjoys baking (and the rest of the staff enjoys this too!) and decorating. He is our chief decorator at the hospital and keeps our office current with each season and holiday.
Stephanie Meza — Client Care Specialist
Stephanie joined our team in October 2017. She has been passionate about animals from a young age and pursued moving up to be a veterinary technician as well as continue her education to expand her knowledge in the veterinary field.
Stephanie has two fur babies one by the name of Oliver a two year old Chocolate Lab mix and the other named Leo a two year old German Shorthair Pointer. During her spare time she enjoys hiking and traveling.
Amanda Ries — Client Care Specialist
Amanda joined our team in April of 2018. Born and raised in a small town in Michigan, she moved to North Carolina in May of 2017 to be closer to her boyfriend, Ben. She is fairly new to the veterinary field, but has always had a passion for animals and loves to learn new things related to animal care and rescue.
Amanda has a dog named Cooper (a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix) and a calico cat named Mollie. They are best friends and love to play. In her free time, Amanda loves to do anything outdoors. Skiing is her favorite, but she also enjoys hiking, going for walks, and all lake related activities. Her absolute favorite place to be is the North Carolina Mountains and she travels there every chance she gets!